Barangay II & III finally declared drug-free 


BARANGAY II and III was finally declared drug-free by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) and the Dagupan City Police Station (DCPS) on November 17.

Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, CADAC chairman, and DCPS Chief of Police P/Superintendent Franklin M. Ortiz, vice chairman, signed the declaration of Barangay II and III as drug- free barangay, the last of the 31 barangays of the city to gain such status.

Ortiz said the declaration makes Dagupan a candidate for a drug-free city.

Fernandez enjoined the barangay officials to constantly monitor their area of responsibility against drug peddlers.

A week earlier, Barangay Pugaro was also declared drug-free by CADAC and DCPS. (Joseph Bacani)

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